Eleven candidates including incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolue are to slug it out to be the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ondo State.
They are: Olusola Oke, Segun Abraham, Olaide Adelami, Bukola Adetula, Jumoke Anifowose, Sola Iji, Isaac Kekemeke, Jimi Odimayo, Nathaniel Adojutelegan and Awodeyi Akinsehinwa.
The primary is being conducted by APC committee under the leadership of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
Bello restated the APC’s position that an indirect method of primary will be used. This implies that delegates, including elected party officials at wards and local governments, as well as top political appointees and elected officials such as lawmakers will elect the party’s eventual candidate.
Majority of the aspirants, with the exception of Akeredolu, had demanded a direct primary where all party members would vote. But this was rejected by the party.